Drug trafficking is a serious felony criminal offense in the state of California; those convicted will face harsh penalties which are often life-changing. While an individual may be accused of transporting illegal drugs or narcotics within the state, this offense frequently involves the transport or "trafficking" of drugs across state lines, or even into another country. At The Justice Firm, we understand that reputable members of society often face accusations of crimes they did not commit; we also know that sometimes good people make bad choices. Regardless of your situation, our Los Angeles drug trafficking defense attorneys will provide you with the unsurpassed legal support and guidance essential to reaching a good outcome.
As the "war on drugs" continues throughout the U.S., law makers, law enforcement, and members of the judicial system work vigorously to harshly punish those who they suspect are involved in any type of illegal drug activity. Individuals who manufacture, transport, or deliver illicit substances in larger quantities than what would generally be considered normal for personal use may be charged with drug trafficking. The penalties you face if convicted depend on numerous factors, and often include thousands of dollars in fines, substantial prison time, and more.Los Angeles Drug Trafficking Defense Firm
The most common drugs involved in trafficking in the state of California include ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Because distributing, manufacturing, or otherwise "dealing" in drugs often leads to more serious or violent crimes and can destroy communities, California has zero tolerance for offenders. If you are accused of dealing or trading illegal drugs or being involved in the sale or exchange of drugs, you must consult with a seasoned criminal defense attorney immediately. We urge you to contact our office now for vigorous, effective defense.California Criminal Penalties for Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking may be prosecuted at the state or federal level; the penalties for those convicted are severe, particularly when facing federal charges. Factors which will affect the penalties you face if convicted include whether weapons were present or used, the scope of the operation, what role you played, whether national or state borders were crossed, and the amount/type of illegal drug or narcotic involved.
As an example of the penalties you may face, a first offense involving between 500 and 4,999 grams of cocaine mix brings about penalties which include from 5 to 40 years in prison, and fines of up to $5 million for an individual. With marijuana, 100 to 999 kg mix or 100 to 999 plants will leave first-time offenders facing the same penalties as those mentioned above for cocaine.Contact The Justice Firm now
As you can see, the penalties for drug trafficking are potentially life-changing; for second-time or repeat offenders, the penalties become more severe, and may include up to life in prison.
Our goal is to thoroughly investigate your case, examine the evidence, and take whatever steps necessary to ensure positive results. We want to protect your freedom and keep you out of the California State Prison. You have legal rights which must be protected; the right defense attorney will make all of the difference in the outcome! Contact The Justice Firm immediately, or call us now at 310-914-2444 for a free consultation.